The READ JAPAN Project donates books to libraries and institutions to promote the understanding of Japan.
"The Migration of Knowledge"– The motif for this program shows three books in the form of birds against the backdrop of the Japanese flag, symbolizing the knowledge and culture of Japan taking flight and going out into the wider world. Each bird represents one of the cornerstones of the Read Japan Project: The Nippon Foundation, Overseas Diplomatic Establishments, and Libraries. The project logo on the bottom right shows the three birds encompassed in three circles. The circles, each larger than the one before, represent knowledge from Japan moving out into the rest of the world.